What is the Motivational Triade? (2024)

What is the Motivational Triade? (1)

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Luzelle Fish

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Published Jan 9, 2023

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You might not realize it, but managing your brain is super important for your overall well-being and quality of life. The way you think and act can have a big impact on how you feel, and that's where the motivational triad comes in. The triad is made up of the brain's systems for pleasure and reward, bonding and attachment, and self-protection and self-regulation. By becoming the boss of your brain, you can take control of your thoughts and actions and make a conscious effort to direct them in a positive and productive direction. This can help you:

  1. Achieve your goals: By setting clear goals and priorities, and using self-control to stay on track, you can activate the brain's motivation and reward systems, increasing your chances of achieving what you want in life.
  2. Improve your mental and emotional well-being: By practicing mindfulness, cultivating a positive mindset, and expressing gratitude, you can activate the brain's pleasure and bonding systems, improving your overall mental and emotional well-being.
  3. Reduce stress and anxiety: By practicing relaxation techniques and learning how to manage your thoughts and emotions, you can activate the brain's self-protection and self-regulation systems, reducing stress and anxiety and improving your overall sense of well-being.
  4. Enhance your relationships: By managing your thoughts and actions, you can improve your communication and relationships with others, activating the brain's bonding and attachment systems and leading to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

So, to sum it up, managing your brain is important because it can help you lead a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life by activating the brain's motivational triad.

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Diane Lindemann

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I need to print these out and put them where I can see them - they're gold!

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